Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Our Shakespeare, Ourselves

Friday, December 30, 2016

How the fight over the true identity of William Shakespeare reflects shifting perceptions of culture, class, genius, art, and... ourselves. 

Obama's Final Sprint

Friday, December 23, 2016

Brooke Gladstone talks with deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz about Obama's plans for the next month, and why he's forging ahead with his usual civility.

What is Time?

Friday, December 23, 2016

One physicist's definition: "Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once."

A Wish List for Obama

Friday, December 23, 2016

With less than four weeks left of the Obama administration, we ask experts what the President should do about Guantanamo, surveillance, dark money, and other important problems. 

Michigan's Muckraker

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

This week, four more officials were charged in the Flint, Michigan water crisis. But the story initially unfolded without national attention. Brooke speaks to muckraker Curt Guyette. 
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The Great Election Hack of 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

What we know about Russian interference in the US election and what is left to find out.

Why the FBI and CIA Can't Just Get Along

Friday, December 16, 2016

Differing conclusions about Russian involvement in the US election are just the latest example of the longstanding friction between the FBI and CIA.

Goodbye, Broadcasting Board of Governors

Friday, December 16, 2016

Has the US government opened the door to a taxpayer-funded Trump TV?

Tuning in to the Voice of America

Friday, December 16, 2016

Voice of America is the largest US international broadcaster. But is it propaganda?

This Puerto Rican Eggnog Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 12, 2016

We talk with coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

Expanding The Government's Hacking Powers, Under The Radar

Friday, December 09, 2016

Changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure went into effect last week without debate or discussion in Congress. Did you notice?

Understanding #Pizzagate

Friday, December 09, 2016

A bizarre conspiracy theory has been making its way from reddit and YouTube to the mainstream media.

Magical Thinking vs. Failure of Imagination

Friday, December 09, 2016

In our precedent-breaking era, is it better to use imagination or apply judgement based on research and history when choosing what to cover?

How Talking About Trump Makes Him Normal In Your Brain

Friday, December 02, 2016

A cognitive linguist argues that normalizing Trump is inevitable, unless the media rethink a couple basic rules of journalism.

Left Language, Right Language

Friday, December 02, 2016

When ideas are fraught, so is word choice.

Masha Gessen on the "Impulse to Normalize"

Friday, December 02, 2016

The journalist Masha Gessen recently wrote "Autocracy: Rules for Survival" based on experiences from Putin's Russia and elsewhere. She discusses prospects for journalism and language.

How (NOT) to Cover Cuba!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In 1957 Fidel Castro was rumored to be dead until a fateful interview with NYT reporter Herbert Matthews in the Cuban jungle. Also: how (not) to cover Cuba. 
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Resurrecting Kitty Genovese: A Love Story

Friday, November 25, 2016

The brother of Kitty Genovese tracks down some of the witnesses to his sister's infamous death in an attempt to retrieve the whole story of her life.

In Praise of Forgetting

Friday, November 25, 2016

"History is about the past. Memory is about how we use the past for the purposes of the present."

Thanks for Everything, Bing

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Get in the holiday mood with this look at how Bing Crosby contributed to the rise of Silicon Valley (really). 
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